Play Nice 2018 Non AFL Admin, Crowds, Ratings, Participation etc thread

The_Wookie

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NEARLY 10 MILLION PEOPLE WATCH STATE OF ORIGIN IN 2019

9.537 million Australians tuned in to Nine’s broadcast of the 2019 Holden State of Origin series.

For the first time since 2005, the Bryden’s Lawyers New South Wales Blues side celebrated back-to-back Origin series victories, breaking their curse of Game III decider losses.

State of Origin Games I, II and III are now the three most watched programs of the year to date. Game I is ranked first with a national average of 3.211 million viewers, Game III is second with 2.881 million viewers, and Origin II is ranked third with 2.808 million.

Following NSW’s series win, Nine’s Director of Sport, Tom Malone, said: “There is no other sporting contest like State of Origin anywhere in the world - professional footballers leaving their club to play for their state of origin in what is the equivalent of three consecutive Grand Finals. It delivers again and again because of the passion and pride across cities, towns and states – and because of the incredible athleticism of the players.”

Nine’s Director of Sales - Sport, Matt Granger said: “The 2019 SOO series has had it all, culminating in last night’s decider. For Nine, it has been fantastic to work with our sponsors, Sony Pictures, Sportsbet, Holden, Stan, McDonalds, Telstra and Harvey Norman. Nine’s exclusive broadcast of SOO has once again showcased it’s unique position and dominance for audiences and partners alike.”

It’s a new era for both Origin sides, with more players on debut than ever before, and new superstars rising through the ranks, like NSW’s James Tedesco who was awarded the Wally Lewis Medal for player of the series.

The NRL on Nine action doesn’t stop here, as a tight race in the top eight develops with only nine rounds remaining until the NRL Finals begin this September.
Source: 9PR, via email.
 

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giggler99

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So where does this leave the FFA? what CEO do they need? what next for Gallop?
 

manicmagpie

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So where does this leave the FFA? what CEO do they need? what next for Gallop?
What other sports can he screw up? He’s already done his best to keep the NRL and soccer down. Cricket Australia is always thinking of exciting new ways to bugger things up, maybe he can go there.
 

Kwality

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So where does this leave the FFA? what CEO do they need? what next for Gallop?
This was expected after the A League was cut loose.
Maybe the expected changes in the sports media rights landscape might provide an opening give his legal background.
 

The_Wookie

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State of Origin

Origin III rated 2.881 million on Nine across the country, finishing ahead of 2018s 3rd game (2.683m), but still well behind the 2013 game 3 that reached over 4 million.

The 2019 Origin series reached over 9 million viewers, with 9.537 million people turning in across the country on Nine over the course of the series.

At the time of writing, State of Origin matches occupy the top 3 ratings positions on Australian television in 2019.

NRL

A shortened round 16 with just 4 matches saw 2.515 million people watch professional league across the weekend. More than 57 million people have watched this year premiership season at an average of 476,000 viewers per match. Total rugby league viewing for the season (including preseason, Origins and Rep round) now exceeds 68 million in 2019.

The highest rating NRL game of the weekend was Friday nights Tigers/Roosters clash with 813,000 viewers on Foxleague and the Nine network nationally. The game was also the highest on Nine with 555,000 viewers opting for free to air coverage.

Saturday nights Knights/Warriors affair was the highest draw on Foxleague with 260,000 tuning in to the action across the country.

Thursday and Friday night matches both rated 12,000 on Oztams VPM charts for the week.

The Canterbury cup was watched by 51,000 in Sydney, while the Intrust Cup attracted 27,000 in Brisbane, as state league ratings continue to lift in the absence of Netball coverage on Nine.
 

NoobPie

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State of Origin

Origin III rated 2.881 million on Nine across the country, finishing ahead of 2018s 3rd game (2.683m), but still well behind the 2013 game 3 that reached over 4 million.

The 2019 Origin series reached over 9 million viewers, with 9.537 million people turning in across the country on Nine over the course of the series.

At the time of writing, State of Origin matches occupy the top 3 ratings positions on Australian television in 2019.

NRL

A shortened round 16 with just 4 matches saw 2.515 million people watch professional league across the weekend. More than 57 million people have watched this year premiership season at an average of 476,000 viewers per match. Total rugby league viewing for the season (including preseason, Origins and Rep round) now exceeds 68 million in 2019.

The highest rating NRL game of the weekend was Friday nights Tigers/Roosters clash with 813,000 viewers on Foxleague and the Nine network nationally. The game was also the highest on Nine with 555,000 viewers opting for free to air coverage.

Saturday nights Knights/Warriors affair was the highest draw on Foxleague with 260,000 tuning in to the action across the country.

Thursday and Friday night matches both rated 12,000 on Oztams VPM charts for the week.

The Canterbury cup was watched by 51,000 in Sydney, while the Intrust Cup attracted 27,000 in Brisbane, as state league ratings continue to lift in the absence of Netball coverage on Nine.
Wasn't last year a dead rubber?
 

The_Wookie

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STATE OF ORIGIN BREAKS RECORDS

2019 SERIES OVERVIEW



BROADCAST




  • 9.537 million Australians tuned in to Nine’s broadcast of the 2019 Holden State of Origin series (National cume reach)
  • Games I, II and III are the three most watched programs to date in 2019 (National average audience)


GAME I - National average audience: 3.207 million

  • 5 City Metro average audience: 2.178 million
  • Regional average audience: 1.029 million


GAME II - National average audience: 2.799 million

  • 5 City Metro average audience: 1.960 million
  • Regional average audience: 840,000


GAME III - National average audience: 2.889 million

  • 5 City Metro average audience: 2.002 million
  • Regional average audience: 887,000


9NOW STREAMING



2019 SERIES:


  • Average VPM of 84,000 up 78% on the 2018 series
  • Total streams of 1.9 million up 194% on the 2018 series
  • Total Minutes of 28.6 million up 83% on the 2018 series


GAME III:

  • Average Live VPM of 96,000 up 159% on Game III 2018
  • Live Streams of 533,000 up 324% on Game III 2018
  • Total Minutes of 10.7 million up 189% on Game III 2018
  • State of Origin Game III achieved a Live VPM rating of 96,000 – this is the highest Live VPM rating across all networks to date in 2019


SOCIAL MEDIA & WWOS


  • WWOS.com.au achieved 3.870 million page views for Origin content, up 73% year-on-year
  • Origin content on WWOS social media channels reached a combined total of 5.2 million people
  • Origin content on WWOS social media channels received a combined 2.712 million user engagements
  • Origin video content on WWOS social media channels received a combined 3.840 million views

Source; 9PR email
 

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:thumbsu: The Wookie, sure we all love your work, not that I wont criticise at will, right or wrong (me) ... cheers
 
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From a much lower average dont forget!The other NRL clubs playing out of Bankwest are not doing as well as the local team.
Poor findy.

I think you must be the only person who cares how much the West Tigers average at Parramatta's home ground.
 

NoobPie

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Man Utd 50k @ Optus - Tourism WA will be pleased.
Actually I highly doubt they'd be pleased with that. The states fork out many millions for these matches on the basis that there'll be this massive influx of interstate and international visitors

Not selling out is not good
 

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Poor findy.

I think you must be the only person who cares how much the West Tigers average at Parramatta's home ground.
I'm kinda hoping that the low avg helps the Tigers decide not to play there anymore.

With the upgrades planned for Campbelltown since Macarthur is coming into the A-league, it's the perfect time to announce they will play all their games there(bar a back to Leichhardt against South's possibly).
 

Kwality

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Actually I highly doubt they'd be pleased with that. The states fork out many millions for these matches on the basis that there'll be this massive influx of interstate and international visitors

Not selling out is not good
21k tourists makes Tourism WA happy. Not quite the negative you paint, ie the same old ...
 

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21k tourists makes Tourism WA happy. Not quite the negative you paint, ie the same old ...
Problem is, for us taxpayers, we never know if it was a good deal or not. The financials for all these games - whether it's AFL in Tassie, SoG, pretend soccer games - are covered by secrecy clauses. They could be absolute money pits with sporting clubs ripping off gullible rubes, but we will never know. I suspect the public is weary of these big soccer clubs having a kick around for big bucks. And the stupid basketball game next month appears to be nothing more than a con, aided and abetted by news ltd.
 

Kwality

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Problem is, for us taxpayers, we never know if it was a good deal or not. The financials for all these games - whether it's AFL in Tassie, SoG, pretend soccer games - are covered by secrecy clauses. They could be absolute money pits with sporting clubs ripping off gullible rubes, but we will never know. I suspect the public is weary of these big soccer clubs having a kick around for big bucks. And the stupid basketball game next month appears to be nothing more than a con, aided and abetted by news ltd.
The thing is that they are all in to it, e.g didnt Vic try & white ant the Man Utd game.
I've always been keen to see any numbers for AFL club fans travelling, never seen anything conclusive.
Tourism WA had a big say in the new Perth stadium, hence my reference to them.

Here is a reference to the V8s in Adelaide, same dance, different step.
 
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